"You have to serve first," Alomar said. "I know Sandy Alomar is also a candidate. He's a good friend of mine. Before his first game in charge, Alomar thanked the man he replaced, and gave a glimpse of his own philosophy. He is intrigued by the chance to work again with Indians president Mark Shapiro and Antonetti. "You have to put yourself last if you want to lead," said the former All-Star catcher, who spent the first 11 seasons of his 18-year playing career in Cleveland.